laxation

noun
lax·​a·​tion | \ lak-ˈsā-shən How to pronounce laxation (audio) \

Medical Definition of laxation

: a bowel movement the danger of absorption of toxic amounts of mercury if laxation does not occur after taking calomelUnited States Dispensatory, 27th ed.

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“Laxation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/laxation. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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